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post #421 of 5765

Not many to be honest.  Less than or equal to about 7.

post #422 of 5765
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

Well they sound better.  I loosened the clamp to about the clamp I have with the KEF M500.  The treble has come out a bit, and comfort has slightly increased. They are getting better.

 

All in due time!

If you have them "clamping" like the M500, that's like saying that the Mikros 90 are draped loosely over your head like a pair of saddlebags.  I prefer the vise-like grip of the MLs.  They seal much better--and leak much less--than the KEFs.  The sound is worth the pain!  :smile_phones:


Edited by pataburd - 1/24/14 at 12:20pm
post #423 of 5765
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Alright.  Up till now, I've only listened to rock and pop on these.  I'll try hip hop.  ITAL by Lupe Fiasco.  I can still hear that distortion somewhere in the upper mids to lower treble.  Its like these have completely metal cups and certain frequencies in this region reflect off of the back of the cups.. Its quite annoying.

 

Maybe there is a defective batch, hence the low price of late. I sure hope not.

post #424 of 5765
Or maybe ppls don't know about the magical effect of burn in😉
post #425 of 5765

 

I have my pair on right now...listening closely and trying to find flaws.

 

I can't hear any distortion.  :confused_face_2: 

post #426 of 5765
Me neither😎....probably bad recording or quality of file and or sources 😜....they are highly resolving 😎
post #427 of 5765
What goes in is what comes out😃
post #428 of 5765

Nope, I've got good recordings.  I haven't tried an amp yet (just my iPod, iPad, Clip Zip, Galaxy 5 mainly), though I don't feel the need to.

post #429 of 5765

For serious listening, you really have to amp, I could not imagine listening with my low fi amp in my ipod of phone, ich !!

post #430 of 5765
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

Alright.  Up till now, I've only listened to rock and pop on these.  I'll try hip hop.  ITAL by Lupe Fiasco.  I can still hear that distortion somewhere in the upper mids to lower treble.  Its like these have completely metal cups and certain frequencies in this region reflect off of the back of the cups.. Its quite annoying.

Is it because you're using an eq? I tend to find that when I boosted up the treble, even a little bit, I can hear noise in the high frequency region.  

post #431 of 5765
No I turned EQ off a bit ago.

Ok. I finally decided to amp them. Now I'm not sure if its the amp, or the time of day it is, or the crazy amount of time I've spent trying to adjust the seal/clamp, but I am now receiving respectable sound out of these. No more painful surges of lower treble or female vocals (at least not yet). The bass has tamed itself, the the sound overall sounds more balanced and open.
post #432 of 5765
It has not surpassed the ES FC300 in bass, air, soundstage, and balance, but damn the treble is as good if not better. The vocals sound a little more aired out with the ES FC300, more distant, though not lacking in intimacy. No where near the soundstage, but I guess that'd be expected.
post #433 of 5765
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post

If you have them "clamping" like the M500, that's like saying that the Mikros 90 are draped loosely over your head.  I prefer the vise-like grip of the MLs.  They seal much better than the KEFs.

Well. If I a can get them to seal they are just seriously glorious sounding. But I can't. They really want to flip off of my ears. A bit aggravating. Reversing them they fit and clamp perfectly. So odd.

I almost get there putting the band mid top of head and guiding the ear cups a tad bit more forward than I'd like. Using the bone structure of my face to resist the cup flip.
Edited by phara0hseye - 1/28/14 at 5:47pm
post #434 of 5765
I wouldn't want them any tighter honestly 😎
post #435 of 5765
So I removed the pads to see what's inside and saw the foam displaced and to my surprise the sound became so much clearer and I also noticed that the drivers looks like titanium coated or something like that 😎
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